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COVID-19: State update - 141,720 coronavirus cases and 4,546 deaths

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Posted at 12:01 PM, Aug 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 13:01:11-04

As of August 21, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 899 and the number of deaths had increased by 50, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 141,720 and 4,546 deaths as of Friday.

LDH says that the collection dates for most of these cases (94%) fall between August 14 and August 21, 2020. 84 percent of the cases reported to the state Friday were community spread.

People aged 29 and under represent 32% of these cases, according to LDH.

LDH is reporting that 118,120 coronavirus patients are "presumed recovered" (updated weekly, last updated 8/17/20).

The LDH reports 1,051 people currently hospitalized (down 36 from Thursday) and 172 of those are on ventilators (down 6 from Thursday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,735 cases (up 4) | 92 deaths (no change)

Calcasieu - 7,235 cases (up 41) | 166 deaths (up 8)

Evangeline - 995 cases (up 3) | 20 deaths (up 3)

Iberia - 2,648 cases (up 4) | 81 deaths (up 1)

Jefferson Davis - 1,111 cases (up 13) | 32 deaths (up 1)

Lafayette - 8,103 cases (up 29) | 103 deaths (down 1)

St. Landry - 2,976 cases (up 8) | 105 deaths (up 3)

St. Martin - 1,827 cases (up 18) | 50 deaths (up 1)

St. Mary - 1,711 cases (up 8) | 65 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 1,768 (up 7) | 32 deaths (no change)

See the full breakdown from the Louisiana Department of Health, here.
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FROM THURSDAY:

As of August 20, the number of coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana increased by 918 and the number of deaths had increased by 28, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 140,821 and 4,496 deaths as of Thursday.

LDH is reporting that 118,120 coronavirus patients are "presumed recovered" (updated weekly, last updated 8/17/20).

The LDH reports 1,087 people currently hospitalized (down 73 from Wednesday) and 178 of those are on ventilators (up 2 from Wednesday).

Parishes in Acadiana

Acadia - 2,731 cases (up 19) | 92 deaths (up 1)

Calcasieu - 7,194 cases (up 40) | 158 deaths (no change)

Evangeline - 992 cases (up 14) | 17 deaths (no change)

Iberia - 2,644 cases (up 8) | 80 deaths (up 1)

Jefferson Davis - 1,098 cases (up 5) | 31 deaths (no change)

Lafayette - 8,074 cases (up 36) | 104 deaths (no change)

St. Landry - 2,968 cases (up 18) | 102 deaths (no change)

St. Martin - 1,809 cases (up 6) | 49 deaths (no change)

St. Mary - 1,703 cases (up 9) | 65 deaths (no change)

Vermilion - 1,761 (up 8) | 32 deaths (no change)

See the full breakdown from the Louisiana Department of Health, here.

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On Saturday, July 18, the Louisiana Department of Health announced it will no longer be updating information on the COVID-19 dashboard on Saturdays. Information will be updated at noon daily except on Saturdays.

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